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And Elizabeth Kolbert, the New Yorker writer whose latest book is about solar geoengineering, Under a White Sky, had never heard the word "geotherapy" until I asked her about it on CSPAN2's "In Depth" interview program at the beginning of March 2021.  She was familiar with the concept but had never heard the word or knew of the peer reviewed book of that title.

Bill Gates also believes that renewables can provide only about 80% of our energy and thus nuclear power is necessary.  I wonder if he's heard about Scotland providing over 97% of its power from renewables over 2020, a little short of its goal of 100%, or Costa Rica which has gotten over 80% of its power from renewables, primarily hydroelectricity, for the last few years.

But then I'm guessing you can't tell billionaires anything they don't want to know.

Solar IS Civil Defense

by gmoke on Thu Apr 1st, 2021 at 05:37:19 PM EST
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Possibly consider reading his book, which covers a lot of territory...
by asdf on Thu Apr 1st, 2021 at 08:14:04 PM EST
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Possibly consider consulting some of the resources on geotherapy I included in this post.  They cover territory that, considering the interviews I've seen with Gates on his new book, has yet to explore.

Solar IS Civil Defense
by gmoke on Fri Apr 2nd, 2021 at 05:48:23 PM EST
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Yep, and he is out there with lots of "solutions" that look pretty questionable. Michael Mann is upset about it.
https://twitter.com/MichaelEMann/status/1378046409841205251?s=20

The problem is immense and multi-dimensional.

by asdf on Fri Apr 2nd, 2021 at 07:15:34 PM EST
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I've been going to climate lectures at Harvard and MIT since the late 1970s.  Reading Geotherapy and attending some of the Biodiversity for a Livable Climate conferences have convinced me that we can deal with climate change most equitably and economically through geotherapy, which works at every scale and has little to no unforeseen consequences since it operates within ecological limits.

Then again, Michael Mann did not like my suggestion that we could avoid the political deadlock on climate by focusing on the idea of preparing for the next weather emergency, whatever it may be, by building a solar civil defense.  He seems to believe that poiticians have to admit the reality of climate change unequivocally and solutions that skirt around that are not welcome.  At least that was my takeaway from our short conversation once upon a time.

Solar IS Civil Defense

by gmoke on Sat Apr 3rd, 2021 at 06:35:44 PM EST
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